Leo I (UGC 5470) Galaxy in Leo

Located at: RA 10 hours 08 minutes 28 seconds, Dec +12 degrees 18 minutes 27 seconds

Size: 9.8' x 7.4' Magnitude: 11.2 blue Class: E3 (dG D~) (E;dSph)*

North is up

West to the right


 14.5" f5 Newtonian reflector


  ST-8XME, self-guided, binned 1x1, temp -20, camera control MaxIm DL 4.56


Lumicon Red filter, 680 minutes (68 x 10 minute subs), 03/8/9/12/2016; seeing 2.4-5.3 FWHM per CCDStack


CCDStack 2.90.5589.16047, Photoshop CS5.1


 Rolling Roof Observatory, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 (+34d 13m 29s -118h 52m 20s)


This little Dwarf galaxy in Leo possess a challenge for both imaging and viewing ... it is just over 20 minutes due north of magnitude 1.4 Regulus (Alpha Leonis). See the 8" version.

Only got three nights on this one; one night with poor seeing, and one with thin high clouds. Posed a real challenge to process ...

* NED Classification.